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Agency Talks Spread of Anthrax Among Cattle in Azerbaijan

01 August 2019

AZERBAIJAN - No cases of infection or death of cattle from anthrax have been recorded in Azerbaijan since 2005, spokesman for the Agency for Agrarian Services under Azerbaijan’s Agriculture Ministry Yolchu Khanvali told Trend.

According to him, the epizootic situation in Azerbaijan associated with anthrax, as well as other infectious diseases of livestock, is currently stable.

Noting that the causative agents of ulcers can live in the soil for centuries, Mr Khanvali said that preventive measures are being taken regularly to prevent animals from becoming infected with this and other dangerous diseases.

He noted that 2,530,204 large-horned cattle, 7,185,984 small ruminants, 81,363 dry-grained, 4,105 pigs and 320 camels were vaccinated against anthrax this year alone.

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Source: Trend News Agency

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